September 16, 2010
Thailand’s premier annual sporting event, the PTT Thailand Open, enters its 8th year as part of the ATP World Tour and returns to Bangkok.
In 2003 with Paradorn-mania at its height after the Thai ace had become the first Asian player to crack the world top 10, the Thailand Open was born and the excitement surrounding “Ball” was a large part of the first event’s success.
Over the past seven years, the Thailand Open has welcomed some of the biggest names in men’s tennis.
The 2010 competition will be highlighted by the participation of the reigning French Open, Wimbledon and US Open champions. The world’s no. 1 tennis player Rafael Nadal, and Juan Martin del Potro will head a line-up that will also feature Olympic champion Fernando Gonzalez and 2010’s break out star Ernests Gulbis.
The event will feature a main singles draw of 28 players, a 16-team doubles draw and 32-man Qualifying rounds. This year’s ballgirls for the PTT Thailand Open will be selected from contestants in the Miss Thailand World 2010 pageant.
Date: 25 September – 3 October
Venue: Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok